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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How would you save public education?

In the final weeks leading up to the May 8 Democratic primary for governor, the Shepherd will ask the candidates questions about tough issues facing the state, then print their answers for our readers' review. This is the second installment in our...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
In the final weeks leading up to the May 8 Democratic primary for governor, the Shepherd will ask the candidates questions about tough issues facing the state, then print their answers for our readers' review. This is the first installment in our...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lee Holloway on his 20 years in Milwaukee County government

In 1992, Lee Holloway was a community health care executive who decided he would be a better county supervisor than the candidate who came knocking on his door to ask for his support. Twenty years later, Holloway is leaving the board on his own terms as board chair. During his tenure, Holloway created the...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Which Democrat can beat Gov. Scott Walker in a recall?

With Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett now entering the fray, it appears that there will be a four-way...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009
Why would Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, running for governor, continue an apparently losing fight on a controversial local issue that doesn’t gain him any votes statewide and tears apart his political base at home? Barrett’s attempt to seize control of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) from the elected school board failed to muster enough support in the Legislature last week...
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I got one big honking quandary on my hands these days, I kid you not. As the people’s perennial political candidate for whatever office needs filling, I don’t know if I ought to throw up my hat into the ring for Badgerland governor, mayor of Beertown, or maybe county executive and/or sheriff. All of these gravy trains...
09.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Scott Walker both released their 2010 budgets Thursday morning. I�m wading through them now, but at least one of them seems to have been crafted in Fantasy Land. And I�m not talking about Barrett�s budget, although I have questions about it. In his city budget overview, Barrett�s upfront about the challenges facing the city. State aid has flatl...

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